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Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries #4)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  18,529 Ratings  ·  594 Reviews
The Final Conflict...The Last Deadly Kiss Elena
Now she rises from the dead to recreate the powerful vampire trio.

Summoned by Elena, he keeps a promise to her and fights the most terrifying evil he' s ever faced.

Joining the brother he once called enemy, Damon battles this new horror with strength, cunning, and deadly charm.
Published April 1st 1999 by Turtleback Books (first published 1991)
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Shreya Sinha (aka Divyanjali Sinha) This book is really interesting, and has a series of unexpected events one after the other. You will really enjoy it if you have read the first three…moreThis book is really interesting, and has a series of unexpected events one after the other. You will really enjoy it if you have read the first three books.(less)
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Jan 08, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the finale of the series and it ended with a bang. I pretty much figured out who this other very strong power (different Power from the last book) was from the very beginning. And I made the correct guess. I loved the ending of this series, so much more than the last book. This conclusion redeemed the previous book. I felt it was justifiable and fitting retribution, but I don't want to give it away. This is a well-written series and I highly recommend it to the ages 14 and up. The Twilig ...more
Heather *live on coffee and flowers*
1. I like the dynamic of the group minus Elena.

2. I think this is Damon's best book. He gets the most screen time and we get to see a touch—just a touch—of sensitivity.

3. Stefan gets a little more ruthless in this book. That's hot. But he's also the most insufferable here, which negates the added hotness.
In my reviews thus far for The Vampire Diaries, I've neglected to mention how undeniably spooky they can get. Especially if read at night, in the dark. And Dark Reunion only upped the fright factor. I didn’t know what to expect without Elena around full-time, but Bonnie took up the reins expertly, even if she was a little scream-y. As did Matt, who I'm happy to see moving on, and steely Meredith. The Salvatores also filled in nicely (though you can never have enough Damon, in my humble opinion, ...more
Even with distractions, I read this book in about 4 hours. It was totally awesome. I was thinking that the ending would be another one that I'd be totally dissatisfied with(*cough cough* "Pearl of the Soul of the World" from the 'Dark Angel Trilogy' *cough cough*), but it's refreshing to see that love can WIN! Here's a spoiler though. I just wonder, is Elena a vampire still or is she human at the end. And did everybody end up seeing her goodies? That's what it seemed like when they kept talking ...more
Heidi Hardin
Aug 24, 2012 Heidi Hardin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves The Vampire Diaries or Vampire Novels.
Ok, so... two words... MUCH BETTER! Haha. After reading the last Vampire Diaries book, I wasn't sure that I wanted to continue with this series. It was frustrating me for a few reasons. However, I am VERY happy that I stuck with it and have now read this book. Wow!

First off, Elena is finally showing an admirable side to her. If you have read my reviews on the other books, you know that I am not too fond of her character. This goes for the TV show as well. But, this was much better. She is finall
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Oh c'mon! First 100 pages are boring, and other 25 are stupid! :S And at the end even Elena is alive...oh please, give me a break! -.-'
May 29, 2013 Sinaminviv rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, must-reads
I will begin by saying: No, I do not watch the T.V. show, nor am I at all interested in it.

I am not an avid "boob-tuber."

Back to the Vampire Diaries series review: I feel in love with these books many years ago when I was still in high school. I am now 29 years old and to this day I feel the fondness with which I still remember the ending to this series and have absolutely loved it.

I have not read the semi-recent revival books that L.J. Smith has written. I think she is a talented author, but th
Kathy Cordero
Antes que nada deben saber que siempre he pensado que la historia base de Vampiries Diaries es muy buena, pero definitivamente la autora esta empeñada en revolver demasiado la historia, primeramente ya me queje sobre la muerte de Elena, pero aun así...empezar la historia del lado de Bonnie...?? creo que esa sea la mejor forma de empezar, realmente no se porque pero no es ella el personaje que mas llame la atención. Además de eso, Stefan sigue siendo realmente miserable y a Damon se le ve de ...more
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May 08, 2011 Debora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ceduti-venduti, ebook
Bene, ed anche questo capitolo del Diario del Vampiro è andato. Considerazioni? Bene, a questo punto devo dirverlo... mi sembra veramente assurdo iniziare una saga di libri dove il PRIMO è il più scadente e dove tutto gli altri sono un crescente continuo di suspance e intrighi. Benchè sia una collana scritta per i più giovane e TOTALMENTE differente dai vampirucci della Meyer (ho amato anche quelli anche se in modo differente) il libri di L.J.Smith sono una continua sorpresa. Per tutti coloro ch ...more
Dec 02, 2009 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Re-reading this series as an adult, I was a little less enamored of it than I had been as a teen. But, it was never my favorite L.J. Smith series, anyway.

I am convinced that, were these characters real and I had to deal with them in my high school, I would have despised our series heroine, Elena, and steered clear of her group of minions. Let's face it, though, we don't read books for the sake of comparisons to reality. At least, not vampire books. So, even though Elena is not remotely likeable,
Aug 26, 2015 Gigi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The characters are irritating and the ending just leaves me with a million questions.
Parts that the reader is supposed to connect with, are dull and shallow.
During the middle i got really bored, but i continued reading and i was happy that it got mildly better.
The plot should have ended with book 3, because it was the best one out of the bunch.
Save yourselves the trouble of reading the books and just watch the TV show. It is so much better.
Ok-since I have already reviewed previous books in this series, I will keep this brief.
What I liked: Bonnie's POV on this story. It was a nice changed from Elena and gave us deeper insight to another character. I still like the pace the the series for a quick read.
What I did not care for: Still a lack of character depth and writing style could use more detail for the age group. The writing style is for that of an elementary child. Not a teenager. I wish authors would challenge our youth more! Al
Aug 01, 2015 Siobhan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hate myself for this, but I watched the television series first. I rarely do this, but in this case I did. In all honestly, I’m glad I did it that way around. Had I read the books first I would not have watched the show. Whilst I have come to dislike the show I at least lasted through a number of series. With the books I hated most of the characters from book one, and only continued on because I’d been brought the first four books (yeah, I do love to subject myself to torture).

If I read this c
Jul 20, 2015 Connie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Source: I own a bind up of books three and four of this series.
Cost: Free Gift

Title: Dark Reunion
Alt. Title: The Reunion
Series: The Vampire Diaries #4
Author: LJ Smith
Overall Rating: 3.8 Stars

With Elena gone, and Katherine, it can be assumed that everything in Fells Church would go back to normal, but things only get worse much to Bonnie and Meredith's dismay. When Elena's spirit warns them of another Power, stronger than Katherine, the gang (gang? Are they from Scooby Doo?) call Dam
Marija *Does It Makes Sense To Feel So Spent? Get This Off My Chest; Has The Best Of Me Came And Went?*
Oh. My. God. That. Was. The. Stupidest. Ending. Ever. Written.

Can you believe this?! All happy and together again, and poor Damon left alone. Again. I wanted to throw up after reading this. They're all like "Oh, Damon, you're not much different from us. Please stay." and when he turns around and go, they all stay celebrating like nothing ever happened. Kill me now!

Don't even get me started on Bonnie. After Elena died, the book was in her POV and all of a sudden, every boy wants her. Even Damon l
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I was introduced to the Vampire Diaries world by chatting with some friends of mine. I soon watched the TV-Series (both 1st and 2nd season) even before reading the books. Maybe it was a mistake because the TV-Series is wonderful, it immediately got my attention and I became addicted to it (and still I am … I impatiently wait for the next episode!). This has in part or thoroughly influenced my POV and my final judgement. In fact, when I eventually decided to read the books I got disappointed. I u ...more
Mishel Zabala
Mar 05, 2010 Mishel Zabala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Please keep in mind that I write these reviews assuming you have read the other books in the series. In my summaries I pretty much sum part of the story up, which may contain spoilers to past books.**

It's been about six months after Elena's death and both Stefan and Damon have left Fell's Church. The town is slowly returning to normal. And although both Bonnie and Meredith miss Elena terribly, they have to move on. At a surprise party for Meredith's 18th birthday, the girls decide to try to co
Heather Hamilton
Woo hoo! I finished the series! Who needs to run a marathon when you can claim to have gotten through the Vampire Diaries without throwing the books across the room?

This fourth installment, Dark Reunion, is by far the best book of the series. It is action-packed, a weakness of the earlier installments, and the writing is much better. Descriptions are more intriguing, emotions are more believable, and the characters are, well, still immature teenagers, but if you have gotten this far in the serie
Oct 27, 2010 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
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I have complained about Elena countless times, about her shallow personality, her whining voice, her stupid let's-not-ask-for-help attitude... Now I found out, The Vampire Diaries without Elena is even worse.

We now follow the story along from Bonnie's point of view. We never saw that much from her as a person in the other books. As it turns out, this was for good reason. Bonnie is just a bit of a boring character. She is a support character, a secondary. She is not a main. She has not enough dep
Heather Shaw
Apr 22, 2010 Heather Shaw rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: only those who want to see a well written series crash and burn
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Apr 09, 2011 Win rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
bingung mau ngasi 3 ato 4 3 cukuplah..
alasan ngasi 3 tuh karena porsi Damon dikit banget...n tdk puassss..

tapi wlau porsi Damon cuma secuil tapi peran Damon tetap fenomenal n momentum bgt...Damon yg dingin n keras bgt ternyata sayang bgt sama Stefan..wlaupun awal ny Stefan salah paham telah menuduh Damon utk sesuatu yg tdk d lakukan ny..but Damon tetap saja datang saat Stefan sekarat karena Klaus..

dlm Dark Reunion ini, Elena bangkit kembali...

wlau porsi Damon dikit tapi q tetap

Aug 02, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
June 21, 7:30 a.m.
The Summer Solstice
Dear Diary, Oh, it's all too much to explain and you wouldn't believe it anyway. I'm going to bed.


3/5 stars because I wanted to know more about Klaus.

PS: Stefan, I love you.
Soumya ~CrazyAngelicVamp~
Really loved this one. It was pretty brutal yes, but I absolutely loved Damon in it. He was so much more dangerous... and unpredictable. ;P

The pace was awesome, and very terrifying, I must agree. The shock of losing Elena for the second time--for real, was like... oh my god. And I was actually feeling sorry for poor Stefan, but I absolutely fell in love with Damon in this one. He was so dark, unpredictable, mysterious... wow. I loved him. And then when Klaus struck and Stefan screamed, it was s
Aug 14, 2009 Lynzie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Elizabeth Emily Browne
This was the final of the series. It was okay but it wasn't the best book of the series.

The start was a bit slow going but the ending was good. I cant believe she came back and I am definitely going to read the following books.

All in all I'm not quite sure what to make of the book in some ways it was good, like finding out more about Bonnie, but in others it wasn't so good for example I was bored at other parts.
May 19, 2016 Janani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! This made me cry. Stefan's love for Elena was so deep, I guess no one can understand that. But still mystery is that how will Elena falls for Damon?
Aug 02, 2013 Shavony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th
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“Dear Diary,
Oh, it's all too much to explain and you wouldn't believe it anyway. I'm going to bed.
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